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Latin American Public Opinion Project (2010): study CR 2010

Publication

Author(s):
Latin American Public Opinion Project,
Title:
The Americas Barometer
Source:
Latin American Public Opinion Project, VanderBilt University Detroit, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Costa Rica, 2010
Survey name:
LAPOP 2010
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1001
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Data Adjusted on the basis of Burger.et.al. 2015, Unhappy Development: Subjective WellBeing in the Wake of Arab Spring.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Remarks:
The mean calculated from the data (7,17) is different to which is given (6,77) by Corral (2011).
--Data Adjusted on the basis of Burger.et.al. 2015, Unhappy Development: Subjective WellBeing in the Wake of Arab Spring.
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.48%,   2: 0.86%,   3: 1.65%,   4: 2.58%,   5: 5.08%,   6: 13.95%,   7: 9.45%,   8: 12.92%,   9: 20.71%,   10: 10.58%,   11: 20.75%   (total 100.01%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.27 7.27
SD:
1.94 1.94
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life? Would you say you are..
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-da
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.69%,   2: 8.16%,   3: 31.65%,   4: 57.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.44 7.90
SD:
0.76 1.93